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Suicide Squad and the Hollywood double standard

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 8, 2016 13:32:53 August 8, 2016 13:32:53

Suicide Squad shattered the August box office records, raking in $135 million for the biggest August opening weekend, breaking Guardians of the Galaxy’s previous record of $94.1 million. (And oh, is everyone at Warner Brothers ecstatic to take down a Marvel record.) Box office numbers can mean anything you want them to mean, and devoid of any context, $135 million is a GREAT opening weekend—the X-Men would have killed for this number—and everyone likes the “record breaking” headlines. Full Story

Patsy and Edina in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 5, 2016 18:49:43 August 5, 2016 18:49:43

If you’re a fan of the British TV series Absolutely Fabulous, about the trials and misadventures of boozy London publicist Edina and her enabling editor friend, Patsy, then sweetie darling do I have the movie for you. Almost twenty-four years after debuting on the BBC, Ab Fab comes to the big screen with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, and for fans of the series, it’s a most welcome trip back to Patsy and Edina’s particular brand of absurd alcohol-soaked comedy. Full Story

Emma before festival season

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 5, 2016 17:09:11 August 5, 2016 17:09:11
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Frazer Harrison/ Steve Granitz/ Jason LaVeris/ Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association held its grants banquet in Beverly Hills last night and there were some big names who showed up in the name of charity but with the side benefit (or maybe main benefit) of Golden Globes. Come on, now. Please don’t try to tell me that you’re unfamiliar with how celebrities suck up to the HFPA. Full Story

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Emma Roberts and Dave Franco in Nerve

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 4, 2016 17:21:04 August 4, 2016 17:21:04
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Wenn, AKM-GSI

Here’s a surprise—I really like Nerve! The trailer made this movie look dumb as sh*t, and it IS dumb, but it’s also really fun and actually pretty thrilling. Based on a novel by Jeanne Ryan (adapted by Jessica Sharzer, Speak), and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (of Catfish fame), Nerve is a fast, fairly slick techno-thriller with a pair of genuinely charming leads in Emma Roberts Full Story

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Rogue One: We need different directors

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 3, 2016 18:48:10 August 3, 2016 18:48:10

A few months ago there was a report that Rogue One, the Star Wars spin-off, was undergoing weeks of additional photography, and that the brass at Disney were in a “panic” over an initial cut of the movie not testing well. That whole report seemed fishy to me, not because I don’t believe the reshoots happened—they happen all the time on blockbusters—but because Disney people don’t throw around words like “panic”. Full Story

Joel Kinnaman’s hair

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 3, 2016 17:29:46 August 3, 2016 17:29:46
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Wenn, FameFlynet, Splash News

Have had a few requests that last couple of days for Joel Kinnaman pictures. Here he is today in London ahead of the UK premiere of Suicide Squad tonight. Am also including some other shots of him over the last week with his wife, Cleo Wattenstrom. Full Story

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More Fantastic, More Magic

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 3, 2016 15:10:09 August 3, 2016 15:10:09

Judging from the reviews of Suicide Squad – Sarah’s review was posted earlier today – Warner Bros still can’t figure out how to get the DC Universe right. It has however done a great job building the world of Harry Potter. Full Story

Jared Leto is the third best movie Joker

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 3, 2016 14:08:45 August 3, 2016 14:08:45
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Wenn, Splash News, Mark Robert Milan/ Getty Images, AKM-GSI

Where to start, where to start. Well, I guess we can start with the good stuff. The Good Stuff Suicide Squad is not as flat-out awful as Superhero Face Punch That movie is a dour, grinding slog, and Suicide Squad has approximately twenty fun minutes in its two hour run time. Full Story

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